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Team lead Tom Metz shows chemists Young-Mo Kim and Erin Baker how he extracted fatty molecules called lipids from the Arabidopsis plant. After a spin in the lab centrifuge, the fat and water from the plant form layers in the tiny plastic tube. To find out how the small flowering plant Arabidopsis protects itself from pathogens, how communities of microbes live together in a hypersaline lake, or to answer questions about human health, PNNL researchers investigate the complement of proteins, fatty molecules called lipids, or metabolic products called metabolites made by organisms.

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Document Title: -Omics: Proteomics, metabolomics, pan-omics
Category: Biological Sciences
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: July 15, 2015
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